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If at Birth You Don't Succeed: My Adventures With Disaster and Destiny
By Kevin Scarborough (illustrator) and Zach Anner
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Henry Holt & Co
Publication date March 8, 2016
Pages 338
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781627793643
ISBN-10 162779364X
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Original list price $27.00
Summaries and Reviews
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“Hilarious and inspiring, Anner has made a life filled with fans, love, and Internet fame―reminding us that disability is no match for dreams.”―People (Book of the Week)

“Zach Anner is way more than an inspirational figure for anyone who has ever felt impossibly different: he’s also a great f**king writer.”―Lena Dunham

Comedian Zach Anner opens his frank and devilishly funny book, If at Birth You Don't Succeed, with an admission: he botched his own birth. Two months early, underweight and under-prepared for life, he entered the world with cerebral palsy and an uncertain future. So how did this hairless mole-rat of a boy blossom into a viral internet sensation who's hosted two travel shows, impressed Oprah, driven the Mars Rover, and inspired a John Mayer song? (It wasn't "Your Body is a Wonderland.")

Zach lives by the mantra: when life gives you wheelchair, make lemonade. Whether recounting a valiant childhood attempt to woo Cindy Crawford, encounters with zealous faith healers, or the time he crapped his pants mere feet from Dr. Phil, Zach shares his fumbles with unflinching honesty and characteristic charm. By his thirtieth birthday, Zach had grown into an adult with a career in entertainment, millions of fans, a loving family, and friends who would literally carry him up mountains.

If at Birth You Don't Succeed is a hilariously irreverent and heartfelt memoir about finding your passion and your path even when it's paved with epic misadventure. This is the unlikely but not unlucky story of a man who couldn't safely open a bag of Skittles, but still became a fitness guru with fans around the world. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll fall in love with the Olive Garden all over again, and learn why cerebral palsy is, definitively, "the sexiest of the palsies."



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Hardcover
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With Kevin Scarborough (other contributor) | from Henry Holt & Co (March 8, 2016)
9781627793643 | details & prices | 338 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $27.00
About: “Hilarious and inspiring, Anner has made a life filled with fans, love, and Internet fame―reminding us that disability is no match for dreams.
Paperback
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from Griffin (March 7, 2017)
9781250116543 | details & prices | 352 pages | List price $16.99

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